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Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance Program

NOTE: Our office is closed until further notice.  Please call 952-930-3541 to request an energy assistance application via mail or a status update on your submitted application.

The Energy Assistance Program can help you pay energy costs-- such as a heating bill-- between Oct 1 and May 30 each year. If you qualify, you could receive a grant to cover some of your energy expenses. This grant is paid directly to your energy provider, to reduce your energy bill.

Click HERE for Energy Assistance Information. 

Click HERE for the 2020-2021 Minnesota Energy Assistance Programs Application.

Haga clic Aquí para la Asistencia de Energía de Minnesota Programas de aplicación 2020-2021.

Please note:  The EAP application needs to be downloaded and saved to your computer, and then completed and saved again. 

  *** If you have no income, or your income is lower than your monthly bills, please fill out the Verification of Income and Expenses Form and submit it with your application. 

New Change for FFY21:

Households with any unpaid past due balance (any previously unpaid balance beyond the current month's charges) are eligible to request Crisis funds to pay their past due and current balance. This allows households to qualify for support without a disconnection notice or disconnection. 

ENERGY ASSISTANCE BACKUP PHONE NUMBERS

To ensure that we serve everyone promptly during this COVID-19 crisis, EAP has made a block of phone numbers available to the public. Please note that 952.930.3541 is for messages only. Someone will reply to your non-emergency messages within 24 to 48 hours. If you have an immediate need to speak with someone, please call any of the numbers listed below.

(612) 559-4979  - Rhea (Energy Assistance)

(952) 451-8906  - Tyra (Energy Assistance)

(952) 212-4944  - Hashim (Energy Assistance/Somali)

(952) 454-4618  - Angel (Energy Assistance/Spanish)

(952) 210-9327  - Mulki (Energy Assistance/Somali)

(952) 406-2818  - Malinda (Energy Assistance/Hmong/Lao)

(952) 210 2235 - Janet (Energy Assistance/Spanish)

(952) 484-4751 - Latoya (Energy Assistance)

(952) 484-2693  - Bettie (Energy Assistance)

If you have an issue or concern, please contact Shantell Buckhalton, Compliance Coordinator, at 952-261-8974, or via email at sbuckhalton@caphennepin.org.

Mail your application to:
CAP-HC
8800 Highway 7, Ste. 403
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

OR email your application to: 
EAP@caphennepin.org 

OR fax your application to: 
952-697-1313

If you would like an application mailed to you, please call: 
952-930-3541

Minneapolis residents who are interested in the Weatherization Program, should contact Sustainable Resource Center, Inc at 612-870-4255. 

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFICES:

Community Action Partnership of  Hennepin County
8800 Highway 7, #403, 
St. Louis Park, 55426  
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N. #104
Minneapolis, 55411
Hours: Monday through Friday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sabathani Community Center    
310 E 38th St, #211
Minneapolis, 55409
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

EAP Office at Lutheran Social Services  (LSS)
2400 Park Avenue South, Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: 952-210-9327


Energy Related Repairs Program

The Energy Related Repairs (ERR) Program provides emergency repair or replacement of broken/non-functioning heating systems (ex. furnace) for Energy Assistance clients. 

To be eligible for assistance with your heating system you must submit an Energy Assistance Application and be approved. 

To contact CAP-HC about problems with your heating system, please call Kesha Joyner at 952-697-1338. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call 651-796-4412. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for energy assistance?

Both homeowners and renters may be eligible for assistance. Renters that don't pay their heat may also be eligible for energy assistance.

Do you have to pay the money back?

No. Energy Assistance is given as a grant, not a loan. You do not need to repay it.

What are the income guidelines?

Eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a three month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines.

2020-2021 EAP Income Guidelines
Family Size Maximum Three Month Income
1 $7,066
2 $9,240
3 $11,415
4 $13,589
5 $15,763
6 $17,937
7 $18,345
8 $18,753
9 $19,160

** For household sizes 10 and up, call 952-930-3541**

How can I apply?

An application must be completed in order to receive Energy Assistance. The application can be downloaded from the link above or by contacting CAP-HC between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 952-930-3541

For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website at mn.gov/commerce.

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